Exporting Objects from Minecraft

Exporting Objects from Minecraft EDU

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Minecraft is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

​In this article, we'll show you how to export your 3D object from Minecraft, so you can hold it in your hand on the Merge Cube or share it with your class using Merge EDU.

Follow these instructions to find out how to export your 3D object from Minecraft:

Step 1 - Launch Minecraft and Sign In

  1. Launch Minecraft and sign in with your Microsoft credentials.

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Step 2 - Open the world you wish to export from

  1. Once you have signed in, tap “Play”, then tap “View My Worlds.”

  2. Select the world with your object in it.

    Note: If you have not yet built your object, you will need to create a new world. The quickest way to do this is to tap “New World” and select “Templates”. Tap the Template “Blocks of Grass”, then tap “Create New” to open the options. Give your new world a name, then tap “Play” to launch your new world. Now you can build your object.

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Step 3 - Select your object with the Structure Block

  1. When you see the object or structure you wish to export, open your Inventory (‘E’) and type “Structure” to find and select the structure block.

  2. Place the structure block at one corner of your object, then right-click the structure block to open its options.

  3. Set the size of the structure block to the length, width and height (X, Y, Z) of your object - adjust the size until the preview window to the right shows the object you would like to export and nothing else.

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Step 4 - Export the Object into a compatible file type

  1. Tap “Export”, then give your object a name

  2. Save your object as a .GLB (GLTF) file

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Step 5 - Upload your Object using Object Uploader

  1. Now you can sign in to your Merge Account on the Dashboard and upload your 3D Object using the Object Uploader.

    Check out this article to learn how to upload your own 3D Objects with Object Uploader.

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Step 6 - View and Share with Merge EDU 

Finally, you can use the Merge Object Viewer app to view your own 3D Object on the Merge Cube, or place it in the real world.  

Read this article to learn how to view your 3D Object on the Merge Cube or in the real world.

Or, you can share a link, object code, or QR code to share your object with your class.

Check out this article to learn how to share your own 3D Objects with others.

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Now that you know how to export 3D objects from Mincraft EDU, and how to upload those objects to view and share using the Object Viewer app, you may want to learn more about how you can create your own collection of 3D Objects in Object Viewer. 

Check out this article on Creating Custom Object Collections to learn more!

Happy creating!

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